Just the other day I was looking at my blog’s numbers and noticed that besides my pieces on Mrs. Mikes hamburger stand and Segovia Tapas Bar. Among the most visited stories have been my work on Winter in Winnipeg. Since we have had such a beautiful fall season here this year I thought was fitting to give my readers around the world a look at Winnipeg before the snow buries us, enjoy.
The Forks Market and Assiniboine River
The Forks Market is Winnipeg’s answer to urban decay. In the early 1990’s city counsel decided that the derelict train yards that once fed Winnipeg’s downtown area were to be converted into a public space. For some 6000 years it was the natural meeting place of the Native Peoples who lived and navigated through the area as two major rivers systems connect here. The Red and Assiniboine.
In 1904 the City of Winnipeg purchased 283 acres of woodland and prairie bordering the Assiniboine River. Originally called Suburban Park the land quickly became one of the city’s première leisure spots where city residents could relax in a peaceful setting. Personally this park has been my oasis of reflection over the years. Strolling down the wooded pathways with only the sounds of wind in the trees and chattering of squirrels to distract from my thoughts.
Amazing! Next time I am in Manitoba I will definitely like to go there! Your pictures are stunning too!
I am so happy that you like my photography. I really don’t have much training as a photographer. But with views like this all around all one has to do is just take the time to do it justice.
I am planning a second part to this post that should hit the website early next week. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bob’s Place, come back anytime!
I’ve not yet been to Winnipeg. Thanks for sharing these great pictures. I know it is particularly difficult to capture an image of a foraging squirrel…well done!
Actually Suze the squirrel played along beautifully. It was kinda playing peek a boo with the camera. Hiding behind a branch then popping back out. Thanks for the good words, how long before you and hubby make the trip up north??
Move date is November 22nd! We’re coming down to the wire…
Winnipeg looks like exactly my favorite temperature. Great pics.
Hmmmmm. Your favourite temperature??? When I took those shots it was just hovering around 5 degrees Celsius. So it was pretty chilly, mind you at that temp your drink would never really have a chance to get warm. The bad part about it is that winter is on it’s way here. Time to get ready for a serious case of snow balls. -30 degree weather is on it’s way.